Ministry Flowing Out of Training
The men and women who volunteer to serve as faculty for Asian Access are experienced pastors and ministers. They teach out of their own ministry experience, and their dream is for our Asian Access leaders to take what they learn and run with it in their own ministries.
This dream was recently realized following the May 2018 A2/Philippines session. The couple serving as faculty (who prefer not to be identified) shared a Bible study method they have found effective with unreached peoples in their ministry. Discovery Bible Study (DBS) is beautifully simple. It starts with the question, “What does the passage say?”—not how others interpret it, or how commentaries look at it—just, “What does the passage tell us? And how will we live out what it says?”
One of the participants in that A2/Philippines class has taken DBS and run with it. He sent the faculty couple a note to share how DBS has strengthened his ministry. The couple sent the note to us as an encouragement; we then contacted the leader in the Philippines, who has graciously allowed us to reprint his note here. We hope that you find it as encouraging as we do.
Hi and Hello!
Greetings from ----- Philippines. May you continue in the Lord's vineyard to hasten His coming again. Thanks for sharing your life and ministry during our class last May. After the class, my life and ministry is nor the same anymore, God really raised you both for such a season like this.
After our class session, I prayed and applied the Discovery Bible Study and it multiplied now to eight small groups, not to mention the domino effect of my immediate leaders who are with me in my ministries.
My ministry now has been shaped by God in two ways: outreach with Discovery Bible Study groups, and mentoring among leaders. I am looking forward to your partnership in my region, where Muslims are becoming increasing in numbers, I think your approach is best suited in my place. Thanks and God bless your family and ministry!
At Asian Access, we are grateful for the dedicated volunteer faculty who invest into the lives of our leaders. And we are thrilled when our leaders take what is taught and run with it, to the benefit of their ministries. Finally, THANK YOU for your friendship, prayers, and financial support, that make all of this possible. We are especially grateful for you!
Noel Becchetti has been serving as Asian Access' VP for Leader Development since 2012. Noel and his wife Kyle are currently residing in El Cajon, California though he probably spends more time traveling throughout Asia.